Planned Giving

Please consider Monterey Jazz Festival in your planned giving and invest in a future where the arts remain a hallmark of our humanity. Become a member of the Jazz Legacy Circle and help ensure the perpetuity of Monterey Jazz Festival by supporting its delivery of quality performances and year-round Jazz Education Programs. Download a PDF of our Planned Giving Form and return it to development@montereyjazzfestival.org to join the Jazz Legacy Circle.

"The Monterey Jazz Festival keeps this legacy alive and thriving through its jazz presenting and exceptional youth education programs. Please join me in supporting the Monterey Jazz Festival’s programs, and help keep the flame alive for our young people, our culture and our future” – Tony Bennett

If you would like more information about planned gifts, please contact Elizabeth Welden-Smith at 831.373.3366 or e-mail .

Jazz Legacy Circle

For more than 50 years, Monterey Jazz Festival has been among the world's preeminent artistic and cultural organizations. As the world’s longest continuously-running jazz festival, Monterey Jazz Festival takes great pride in presenting outstanding performances and providing year-round Jazz Education Programs to student musicians regardless of financial need. To ensure the continued success of the Festival's educational programs, Monterey Jazz Festival offers an array of planned giving opportunities accessible to all who value our work and passion towards continuing the legacy of jazz for future generations. We invite you to join the Jazz Legacy Circle with a planned gift to Monterey Jazz Festival.

The mission of the Jazz Legacy Circle is to ensure the perpetuity of Monterey Jazz Festival by supporting its delivery of quality performances and year-round Jazz Education Programs through planned giving opportunities. Membership requires completion of the Jazz Legacy Circle sign up form indicating your commitment to make a provision for Monterey Jazz Festival through a bequest or other planned gift.

If you have included Monterey Jazz Festival in a bequest, we thank you for your generosity and hope that you will inform the Development Office at 831.373.3366 or e-mail development@montereyjazzfestival.org to be listed as a member of the Jazz Legacy Circle, inspiring others to follow your example.

Jazz Legacy Circle members:

  • Appreciate the contribution of Monterey Jazz Festival as one of the premier arts organizations producing quality jazz performances
  • Value Monterey Jazz Festival’s efforts in offering life-changing Jazz Education Programs to youth of all socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Enjoy the music known as jazz
  • Believe that the art of jazz should be experienced by future generations
  • Have informed Monterey Jazz Festival of their interest